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. it was supposed to be a bluff but today president obama called his own bluff pleading with congress to kick the sequester deadline down the road. to win them over he offered a package of spending cuts and more tax increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe that they should at least pass a smaller package. >> president says the sequester puts hundreds of thousands of jobs in jeopardy from classrooms to the pentagon and defense lie lockheed martin which announced hundreds of layoffs. mr. obama said damage can be stopped if john boehner accepts the white house's final offer from december, meaning up to $600 billion in more tax hikes through cutting de
, oklahoma, cpac stands for conservative, and governor christie is now. why are you tougher on obama now than before the election? >> i've been fair to the president in my analysis. right now in my opinion, mr. obama is hurting the country and trying to destroy the republican party and not, not trying to solve problems. there's no way on earth that mr. obama should not cut 10% out of the bloated putting. the republican party is absolutely correct to stand firm against him. bankruptcy will devastate this country. through the president's first four years, i criticized him he when he deserved it and praised him when he did something positive. i don't personally not like the president, but sub versusive, and i try to present the facts, and if that tees people off. if the best thing you could say at your funeral is that you were a fair person. that's the tip of the day. check out the fox news factor website different from the factor.com. and we love the foreign mail, o'reilly@foxnews.com. and if you wish to opine, the word of the day, do not be effete. i was going to say this person was effete, an
," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. president obama will speak in moments at newport news ship building in virginia. he's expected to warn about coming job losses if congress doesn't do something to head off the budget plan that kicks in the end of the week, the one that he agreed to, one that the republicans agreed to. both sides were in on it and now, they're like, oh, how did we get here? back in washington republicans are pointing out the president could have saved money by staying at home instead of going on the road to bring the message. the cost for air force one to fly to and from virginia is 180,000 an hour and you thought your air fare was expensive and you have to add in additional costs that include backup aircraft and food and incidentals when the president travels and nothing new. and as of all of that, the travel, 120 miles from andrews air force base to newport news, virginia and the g.o.p. is making a point, saying the distance from the white house to capitol hill is just 2.8 miles and he could use a walking stick. chris stirewalt host of power play on foxnews.com live. it's cheape
here "america live" today. i'm megyn kelly. president obama has been ramping up the pressure on republicans warning that our economy, jobs, lives, could be in danger, if these scheduled cuts across the board go through. but the latest numbers show if the automatic reductions take place, there will be 85 billion dollars in cuts this year. that's equal to what the government spends in nine days. even if it happens, the government is projected more than last year, so he you see, we're talking about a decrease in the increase in spending and you may be asking yourself how can we survive and live on, with just the paltry amount of spending? well, where would we look for the example? how about last year when we did it just fine? all this leading to questions about how the fallout could be so dramatic. so dire, so awful. when the total federal budget is actually increasing. chris stirewalt is our national digital news editor. how can we do it? where can we find the historical example of the surviving on a budget that's cut in this manner. oh, last year. i mean, what's the answer to
until monday. now obama has been out selling his side of the fiscal fight on local television. >> the automatic spending cuts put in place in 2007 were designed to get congress to avoid them to come together with sensible approaches to debt reduction. >> andrea: john boehner called the current budget crisis one that the president, himself, created. >> this sequester was the president's idea. his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace them. >> andrea: this was the president's idea. carney the press secretary admitted as much to bret baier. the president in 2011 said he would veto any attempt to try to replace the cuts. now he is crying help, what do we do? kimberly, this sequester, i see it as two issues here. the political and policy. the policy being the actual cuts. $600 billion on defense scheduled to take place marm 1. political front, republicans sitting on their hands, they will let it happen it looks like. who loses. where does the fall-out hit if that happens? dims white house is hoping it will be more blame to republicans to in fact severely damage th
statement from the group that's led by president obama's former campaign manager jim messina. organizing for action is denying it's granting presidential meetings to the highest bidder. and the new york times had an article, you can get four meetings a year, quarterly meetings with the president for low low price of $500,000 to the group that's charged with pushing forward his agenda. organizing for action. a spokeswoman for the group reportedly saying, quote, supporters have shown interest in taking a -- in taking part because they believe in the president's agenda. no one has been promised access to the president. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com live. so the new york times is just completely wrong. no one's actually saying-- no one is denying the true substance of the report? i mean, eastern, carney, jay carney the other day said, no, we're-- they don't allow money to be exchanged for access to the president? but the president routinely meets with those who support his agenda, and i mean, what is the take away here? >> well,
boehner said, quote this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his job's council and delay his budget. month after month we see the same thing, high unemployment and more debt. 12million americans are still unemployed and it's been that way for far too long. the president's advisers say it's also the wrong time for the threat to let across the board spending cuts take the place of a balanced approach to deficit reduction. the chairman of the president's council of economic advisers said, quote, today's report is a reminder of the importance of the need for congress to act to avoid self-inflicted wounds to the economy. on the plus side there was a jump in hiring despite the uncertainty washington faced as it flirted with going over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. jon. jon: wendell goler at the white house krupb -fg some number crunching some numbers for us, thank you. jenna: for more of a look at the 7.9 unemployment rate we'll take a look a little bit of how the numbers really affect the average american. right now the labor department says there are nearly 12.5 millio
time it will drop a trillion dollars under president obama. martha: but with baby boomers retiring at the rate of 10,000 people a day. entitlement spending is set to explode. stuart, as we pointed out, there is a lot of enthusiasm that we won't rack up a trillion dollar deficit. >> reporter: the headline was all about the deficit is going to be below a trillion dollars. that's great news. the bad news and there is a lot of it. the next 10 years medicare will cost $1 trillion a year. obama-care subsidies will total nearly a trillion dollars. the cost of medicaid will double and the debt will go to the highest portion of tour economy than it's been in a generation. there is dismal views on the current state of the economy. 1.4% growth this year and the unemployment rate will rise at 8% and stay that way for years to come. martha: the cbo makes very clear we need to do some entitlement work and recraft these programs if we want them to be our for our children. why does the administration not appear to be too concerned about doing that. >> reporter: you have to ask, is deficit reductio
that will be programming i will watch. if that's the choice that and obama i'm going with hasselhoff any day. >> bill: i want the audience to pity me and ms. laura because we have to watch this. >> i will be tweeting. >> bill: you guys should watch it just to prove us right because we are mocking it. it's an exercise in nothingness. >> you will know if things are going badly for republicans because john boehner will actually change shades during the address. okay? different color. >> bill: let me break this to you very gently because you are my friend. things are going bad for the republicans. we don't have to wait to find that out. >> okay. >> bill: miss laura ingraham, everybody, there she is. that it for us tonight. we have updates on the los angeles situation throughout the evening. as always, we thank you for watching the factor, and let's go down to washington, d.c. right now where bret baier and his crew standing by to set up the state of the union. take it away, bret. >> president obama's state of the union address, i'm bret baier in washington, you're looking live inside the house chamber ther
by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: president obama tries to bring the possibility of massive cuts in spending growth right to your doorstep. this is "special report." note ♪ ♪ >> bret: i'm bret baier. president obama wantous to feel his pape over a series of cuts in spending growth set to take effect in two weeks. today, he laid out real world concerns, such as reduction in emergency service. child care and job security. chief white house correspondent ed hyperion whether any deal over the sequester is possible. >> people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> senior administration official admitted today both parties are so dug in, massive spending cuts are all but certain to kick in. leading to layoffs the president said for first responders and ups of thousands of others though he incysts he has an open door to work out a deal. >> they don't have to happen. there is a matter way to do this. to reduce the deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> republican leaders say they haven't been contacted by the president since the
since 1992. the obama administration denies the report. it comes as lawmakers returned from cuba trying to secure the release of allen gross the contractor who has been held there since 2009. >> it is the end for a major hollywood couple. josh rolland and diane lane are calling it quits after 8 years. it's the second divorce for both stars. no children together. it is an amicable split. broland was arre-- brolin was arrested for public intoxication. >> who knew what and when? we may finally get some answers on the benghazi terror attack. finally agreeing to release e-mails. this coming as the u.s. once again has been denied access to the suspect connected to the attack. peter doocy is live with more. >> by the time u.n. ambassador had the talking points on the infamous string of five sunday shows someone had taken out all language about al qaeda. now the administration is going to turn over a string of more than 70 e-mails showing exactly who advocated for that and who pushed the story line of the attack was spontaneous. egypt believed to have first hand knowledge of which terrorists pa
were advanced and beyond what the democrats were able to do. the democrats under obama have caught up and far surpassed when republicans are able to do in terms of both gathering data, but then analyzing it and putting it to use, either to turn voters out, to discourage voters for the opposition from showing up, and in addition to that using social media as a way to harness support among the electorate in general. i think there are many areas here where republicans know they have to improve, but they've got to figure out how to do it, and what the chairman is doing both in visiting facebook, talking to technology experts in the bay area of northern california, and he'll be in washington state in seattle to talk about early voting in general. there, jon as you remember democrats are just a lot better right now at turning out voters for early voting. why that's so important, sometimes it's hard to convince somebody to show up on one day out of 365. but if you've got four weeks to work them over you can get them out to vote and end up with more voters. jon: success r- mark zuckerberg is
>> this week on the journal editorial report. president obama turns up the heat on the republicans. warning of dire consequences if the march 1st spending cuts kick in. john boehner says the sequester wasn't his idea, but should he try to stop it. murder rate hits a 50 year low, but the policy many credit for the achievement is once again underfire, could stop and frisk soon be a thing of the past. and just in time for the oscars it's the return of the hollywood black list. we'll take a closer look at the campaign against zero dark welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot, with days to go. president obama turned up heat on republicans this week saying they would be to blame if across the board spending cuts take effect on march 1st, appearing on tuesday with firefighters, police officers, and other first responders, the president claimed the consequences of such cuts would be dire. >> people will lose their jobs. it will jeopardize our military readiness, eviscerate job creating investments, thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of p
here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ride is also getting bumpy for the president's choice as top spy master. the complication and confusion continues to multiply surrounding what happened last september 11. both in libya and back here in washington. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. >> the president's pick to lead the c.i.a. counterterrorism advisor john brennan faces new and up comfortable obstacles about the benghazi terrorist attack and the administration handling of the suspect al-harzi. this letter pushes them to explain disparity between his sworn testimony and that of former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> they insisted that the tunisia authorities did not have the evidence to keep him in custody. >> tunisias did not
a video showing president obama and american soldiers in flames. the update happening now. our top story today a desperate search for the missing in the wake of a powerful explosion. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. crews are sifting through the charred rubble of a popular restaurant in kansas city after a natural gas explosion just blew it apart right before the evening rush. witnesses said the blast sounded like thunder and felt like an earthquake with a force so great it knocked out windows blocks away. flames from the massive four-eye hrarp four-alarm fire soared high into the night sky leaving 14 people injured and left two unaccounted for. one of them was found, is being treated in the hospital. firefighters with cadaver dogs are trying to locate another person, a woman who worked at jj's restaurant. >> we've been in contact with jimmy francey the owner. his first concern was not the restaurant, or the 27 years he's been in business but the people who worked with him in that business for a number of years and their safety. he was out of town and head
. rick: the national prayer breakfast. president obama showing up and beginning his remarks. we'll continue to stream this on foxnews.com for those of you who would like to listen to the president's remarks at the national prayer breakfast. leon panetta on the hot seat on the subject of benghazi. the chief is expected to testify about the pentagon's response to the attack on ought consulate. he said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. he says it's not like you can pick up the phone and call 911. mike emanuel is on the hill. set the stage for us on this hearing. >> reporter: it's designed to address the concerns of south carolina senator lindsey graham who threatened to hold up the confirmation for chuck hagel, his successor. so what did the president know about the benghazi attack september 11, when did he know about it and what did he do about it? sources i talked to say panetta and others are carrying out the orders of the commander-in-chief. so what were they and how were they handled. expect fireworks. rick: later on this afternoon the president's nominee the head o
device. why is president obama hours away from announcing cuts now to our own nuclear arsenal? breaking details for you straight ahead. >>steve: meet the shooter, the navy seal who took down osama bin laden setting the record straight and making a shocking claim. he has been betrayed by the u.s. federal government and can barely afford to feed his family. he's jobless. his story this morning. >>brian: how much would you pay to take these guitars from rock n'roll moves history to your living room? the chance is coming your way as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: breaking news because it set off earthquake warnings but it was actually a north korean nuclear test. it all happened hours ago and now the world son alert. kelly wright is on this story for us live in washington right now. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to all of you this morning. president obama calls north korea's latest nuclear test a highly provocative act. north korea announcing it detonated a miniature nuclear device successfully at a northeastern test site. the u.n. confirms the blast was larger than pr
in spending cuts. some of which could begin in the month president obama, for his part, back on the road today, heading for newport news, virginia. you will see him in three hours time. that is big military community where he plans to highlight painful cuts they say for the pentagon and the u.s. navy. but republican leaders calling on the president to quote, stop campaigning and help them solve the problem. but at the moment, there are no meetings planned between any of these sides, the house, the senate, the white house and they're taking friday off as of now. martha: all right. well the looming budget cuts were high on the agenda when the president sat down with the national governors association yesterday. arizona governor jan brewer went "on the record" with greta van susteren to get her impressions exactly what happened at that meeting. here's that. >> you know, he definitely says he wants to work together but obviously he doesn't want to compromise one little bit. bottom line he wants to raise taxes. and he doesn't want to cut. i think the american people believed, that the time now is t
obama laying out his second term agenda in his state of the union address. the president pushed for new legislation on a lot of things, a laundry list of items in second term. guns and immigration to name a couple of those. he did spend as we expected the bulk of this speech talking about how to revive and reignite as he said the u.s. economy. he pushed for more investments which he has talked about all throughout his presidency as his path to improve the economy. he claimed that the new government spending would not add to the alarming deficit that we already have. here is some of last night. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad based growth. [applause] martha: let's bring in stuart varney. stuart, what the president is proposing is it really paid for? it is hard to imagine how that could be. >> well the president is proposing a big increase in government spending. that's how he thinks we're going to get growth in the economy. he is basicall
. the latest as jodi arias takes the agenda. she could face a withering cross-examination. >>> president obama plans a trip to israel. what it could mean for his dicey relationship with benjamin netanyahu and our role in this volatile region. >>> how being facebook friends with someone could mean a big change in the courtroom. it is all "happening now." jenna: i don't think we're facebook friends, are we. jon: i don't think so. jenna: is that okay for our relationship? jon: that's a good thing. jenna: i think might be a good thing. jon: there is a cloud of controversy though hanging over the president's choice to lead the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that
is brewing in d.c. tonight over president obama's pick to be the next defense secretary. now, as republican senators temporarily block a vote on chuck hagel's nomination, that was earlier today. delayed the vote until late february. now republicans say it's premature to close the debate over the nominee and say that before any confirmation vote will take place, they want answers from hagel and the white house about what exactly president obama was doing the night of the benghazi terror attack that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the first time a filibuster of a cabinet nominee has been used and needless to say this marks a major win for the g.o.p., and a pretty embarrassing defeat for the president. and joining me now with reaction from the american center for law and justice, jay sekulow and analyst juan williams, i don't always agree with leon panetta and i respect him and he said about the see skwquestration cuts, it going to hollow our military and devastate the military, and he chuck hagel says the budget is bloated. and missile defense, wants to disarm america of n
cain and lindsey graham. it is also interesting to note, jon, lindsey graham is someone who supported obama supreme court nominees. he clearly is opposing hagel here. jon: primarily what a lot of these senators want is information on a number of fronts, especially on the benghazi attack. what happened, how muc did the white house know, how involved was the president? that's what they're looking for, right? >> yeah, that is what they're looking for. they did ask some questions of hillary clinton about what she said to the president. their talks that night. they want more information as far as what, what was happening that night as these reports were coming in that christopher stevens and others were in danger. what was the white house doing? they want more details on it. until they get those details senator john mccain said looks like he would support the filibuster. earlier in the week he was saying, suggesting he wouldn't. but he wants more answers. until he gets the answers looks like hagel could be stonewalled at least for this week. jon: how interesting and maybe ironic that the pivotal vote or
. tsa will not be funded. things like that. i think what we're seeing is the blame game. president obama has proved himself being very good at that. i think we're seeing it now again. he is very good at laying blame on the republicans for these things. jon: we're looking to cut two or three cents out of every federal dollar in spending, is that right? >> it is less, 10% or less, for across the government. which, you know, i can speak for, you know, just for myself. americans families over last several years have been cutting that sort of stuff from their budget. jon: for instance in, my world, if i were looking to cut some money, i could, you know, shave my cable tv bill. i could, maybe stop eating out at restaurants. or could i give away the family dog and tell me kids they can't go to college. and, it appears what the federal government is doing, is taking the most severe, sort of draconian measures, possible, under this system. >> to take this at face value, would be, would be to make the argument that the federal government, in, the monstrosity that is the federal government, does no
. americans hit hard by recent tax hikes, president obama saying the wealthy should pay more. we'll break down the numbers that they do pay and ask if the president has a fair argument. martha: a week now to go before the automatic budget cuts kick in. next, both sides of the argument, for and against more government spending in a very increasingly tough economy. of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. [ male announcer ] want to make a great car interior? stop looking at car interiors. get inspired by other stuff. yep. yep. ok. sure. why not? woah. touchscreens. put that in your dash. now, luxury stuff. make your seats like that. that thing has wifi, why doesn't your car? you can't do that. ignore that guy. give it wifi. yes! make it fit 5 people. no, 5 actual sized people. give them leg room, good. destroy boring car interiors forever. and that's how you do it. easy. ♪ bill: we are just about a week away from massive automatic spending cuts. some describe them as massive but the gloves are
them to furlough hundreds of thousands of civilian workers. next week mr. obama will visit newport news, virginia, where navy ship builders stand to lose their jobs if the equestionster takes effect. california congressman buck mckeown suspects the current white house urgency is really con strived. >> i've been talking for a year and a half. it is like the white house last week woke up, gee, we'll have sequestration. it was the president's idea originally. he put it on the stable. when we tried to change it a year ago he said no, no. anything you pass i'll veto. so, this just boggles my mind hearing them talk like this all of sudden now we've got a problem. >> reporter: the white house says the president's veto threat was about trying to avoid the sequester. the republicans say the president spent more time warning about the impact of sequester than negotiating with them to avoid it. jenna? jon: the president just spoke with mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate for the first time since new year's? >> reporter: since before new year's in fact. jon: wendell goler at white
hillary clinton, about susan rice, about the state department. yesterday it became about president obama. and the question was, where was he, after having a prescheduled meeting in the afternoon on that day, secretary panetta spoke to him no more. i think what became clear with lindsey graham's questioning about possible military activity is that nobody in the pentagon would have ordered military act ship without a specific order from the president. and the president wasn't around. rick: i want do ask you both, we have about a minute and a half left. another story came out of these hearings. that is the president himself, rick, himself opposed a plan that was supported by pretty much everybody else in his administration, to try to arm the rebels in syria. what do you make of that? >> you know i think it's remarkable that his team was really recommending that we needed to do something to support what was happening there and identify the opposition, the right opposition and then try to give them some sort of military support. and the president said no. i think this goes back to exactly who
, about the spandex, i had some of frightened, didn't i? and president obama is going to solve this mess by announcing he is holding the first face-to-face meeting with democratic and republican leaders on friday. there are two problems. one, it's friday by which of this time has kicked in and it's silly. up until now all he has been doing is kicking the other side's teeth in. time to get something done now because we have the plans to stop all of this nonsense right now. we have the guy espousing it and congressman tom price, part of my avenger's collection along with marco rubio. it would rescind money and it's just gathering dust. $45 billion of that dust. that is a lot of dust and more than half the cuts that everybody is screaming that will take effect in days. >> i'm going to stop pointing you, this is just good. >> we are cooking up even more savings. senator tom coburn and he says it's time to cut out on grill sergeants on the pentagon channel. i didn't even know the pentagon had a channel. beef jerky from france is so the chopping blocks and how best for democracy. but leave you
ronald reagan wouldn't have done these kinds of threats and creating armageddon like president obama has this particular week. he says george bush would not have done that. very interesting. i think this changed the entire equation. >>brian: listen to this tweet. watching woodward the last two days is like imagining my idol of the phillies facing live pitches again. they're saying he's washed up and crazy. there's more to this. stand by. >>steve: 13 minutes after the top of the hour on this thursday. coming up, should our government really be releasing illegal immigrants ahead of sequester? we already have. is that really a good idea? we're going to discuss that. >>gretchen: move over hallly barry, this pint-sized look-alike pint-sized look-alike stealing the scene. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. i've noticed lots of fisherman forget to latch their tackle box before they pic
and controversial policies of the obama administration. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody. glad you're with us today. i'm jenna lee. these reports are surfacing of a confidential justice department memo that authorizes the killing of american citizens overseas in drone strikes. now there's a caveat. the killing is allowed if they're leaders of al qaeda or a associated terror group. this alone considered an imminent threat, even if there is it no clear evidence that a specific attack on the united states will take place in the immediate future. and the whole controversial issue sure to come up when the president's pick to head the cia john brennan, testifies at his confirmation hearings later this week. timing matters. chief intelligence correspondent herridge shirge is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: this is clash between executive powers and congressional oversight. at center of this is the assertion by the obama white house it has the right to target american citizens for death without judicial review. and while saying they respect presidential authority in this
. >> have you of if you listen to obama and his minions in the news media, they are all running neck and neck. maybe ought to explore some sort of sequester control because it's out of control. he wanted the spending cuts a year ago, now he doesn't want to go anywhere near the spending cuts but it's his plan. sequester was his idea. now he's complaining that these cuts will hit the wrong people. but he is the guy who decides what gets cut. that's not part of the sequester. obama gets to decide within certain frame works. we know the defense gets hit big, which is fine with him, by the way. and one of the reasons i think he wants the sequester to go through. this is perfect. perfect example of my theorem. obama gets to complain very things he caused. and about cuts that he will choose. >> that's right, rush. >> greta opened up last night with take place and clips saying in 2011 the president denied that he even came up with the he is quester. bob woodward on sunday said i interviewed the president and he came up with the sequester. >> the president in the past in the house have passed
forceful warning to date that lawmakers may stall or even block mr. obama's nominee to run the cia. white house counter terrorism advisor john brennan unless the senators get good cooperation from the administration like providing the secret legal memos, quote: congress and the public can decide whether the president's power to deliberately kill american citizens is subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards. republican senator susan collins who signed a letter telling fox late today the refusal to release the secret memos is hypocritical. >> obama administration that released all of these opinions from the office of legal counsel about the bush administration's treatment of detainees. so, why the different standards? >> brennan is expected to be pressed thursday not only on the targeted killing program but the cia interrogation program. critics call torture and whether he was or knows the source of these national security leaks to the media shep. >> shepard: you mentioned critics, catherine, many of them are saying the president isn't really living up to his own promises. >> they
and president obama out on the campaign trail again warning americans of its potential effects. >> what the sequester does, it uses a meat-cleaver approach to gut critical investments in things like education and national security and lifesaving medical research. and the impact of this policy won't be felt overnight but it will be real. the sequester will weaken america's economic recovery. >>steve: while the president continues to push tax and spend as a remedy for america's economy, there is a renaissance of growth going on in low-tax, high-income states, so says stu varney live here in the studio with us. >> good morning. there are certain parts of this country -- i'm going to call them corridors -- of real prosperity because they are pursuing policies on tax regulation and energy which create growth and businesses are moving to them. first corridor, i'm going to call that the gulf corridor. that's the states immediately surrounding the gulf of mexico. >>gretchen: what are they doing right? >> they have low tax. they have smart regulation. and they're exploiting the energy in those s
girlfriend was shot and killed in his home. he was in court this morning. bill: president obama made big proposals in the state of the union. speaker of the house john boehner is calling for a reality check. >> it is easy to go out there to be santa claus and talk about all the things you want to give away. heather: well those battery problems grounding boeing's state-of-the-art dreamliner fleet now having a ripple effect across that industry. the lithium ion batteries are blamed for a pair of fires including one that forced an ana flight to make an emergency landing in japan. now boeing's competitor airbus is dropping its plans to use a lithium ion batteries in its newest jet, the a350. investigators are still working to figure out what caused boeing's batteries to ignite in the first place. bill: house speaker john boehner taking a jab at the president for again promising to fix the nation's roads and bridges without saying where he would get the money to do so. >> trying to find a funding source to repair the nation's infrastructure is still a big goal of mine and, the president talke
president obama for, quote, a kind of madness i have never seen in a long time. who is that? we'll tell you in a moment. bill: a hockey coach with seriously unsportsmanlike conduct. this guy trip ad player after a game. the kid is like 12. he will have some time to sit around and think about that. martha: oh. in hockey, i'm shocked. i can't believe that. how about this, paralyzed by a monster storm. snowdrifts four feet high, prompting strong warnings for drivers to stay off the road. look at that airplane. that is not going anywhere fast. >> it is really bad out there. >> kind of wet. you have to keep the wipers going and watch out for the trucks. >> it is packing snow. so it's like, yeah, it's not very pleasant. this is the opposite of subliminal advertising... there's no subtext... just tacos. yeah, it's our job to make you want it. but honestly... it's not that hard. old el paso. when you gotta have mexican. is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. ho
: a rough road for president obama's pick to lead our department of defense. why political watchers are saying that chuck hagel's confirmation at this hearing was an absolute mess. so what is going to happen with this? we'll be right back with senator blount. >> iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics. senator, i have no idea, but thank you an ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... on
're punting. as president obama said yesterday it would simply raise the question, quote, do i end funding that helps disabled children or poor children? do i close this naval shipyard or that one? it is not a solution. and even members of the senate republican caucus have questioned the wisdom of this proposal. >> reporter: to further explain what he is saying there, there are republicans who don't love this proposal because they don't like the idea of giving the executive branch more power to move around money. jon? jon: yeah, so, we've got, what a few hours these cuts are ked scheduled to take effect. what are the republicans saying? >> republicans are saying essentially a lot of american families have to cut 2.4% of their personal budgets throughout the recession. so they feel like the, essentially this is not going to be a big deal. it is not going to be the end of the world. the number two senate republican predicts that these reductions will not crush our economy. >> let me repeat that in case people weren't listening. even when the spending cuts mandated by this sequestration, $85
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